Gurgaon metro Phase 2 opens
INDIA: Phase 2 of the Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon elevated metro opened on March 31. The 7 km southern extension takes the route to Sector 55-56, with five stations.
Work began in October 2012, with Siemens acting as lead contractor. In June 2013 IL&FS Engineering & Construction announced that it had been awarded a Rs26·7bn civil works contract. CRRC Zhuzhou delivered a further seven three-car trainsets between August 2015 and February 2016 to augment the fleet of that was supplied for Phase 1. Test running on the extension started in December.
Of the total fleet, 10 trains are required for regular services, with all 12 expected to be used once frequencies increase. A second depot has been built at Sector 53.
The 5·1 km Phase 1 opened in November 2013, serving six stations between Gurgaon Cyber City and Sikanderpur.